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Liquid Metal Changes Shape to Tune Antenna

Antennas can range from a few squiggles on a PCB to a gigantic Yagi on a tower. The basic laws of physics must be obeyed, though, and whatever form the antenna takes it all boils down to a conductor whose length resonates at a specific frequency. 205 more words

Radio Hacks

Tasting day: Cascadian Dark Ale + oxidation self-education(?)

Finally got around to trying this one this week. To recap: bottling was a disaster, with splashing in almost every bottle and prolonged exposure to oxygen. 720 more words


A Straight Forward Rejuvenation on a Butz Choquin Calabash Churchwarden

Blog by Steve Laug

This pipe came to me from a friend who wanted me to sell it for him and give a donation to the SA Foundation’s work in Kathmandu, Nepal. 419 more words

Pipe Refurbishing Essays

Crafting a Interior Shank Repair for a Cracked Shank Peterson Churchwarden

Blog by Steve Laug

A friend of mine stopped by with a pipe he wanted me to take a look at. It was a beautiful Peterson Churchwarden with a shapely long bent stem. 719 more words

Pipe Refurbishing Essays

Applied Frames for Existing Mirrors

One issue that is common to bathroom mirrors is the pealing of silvering around the edges of the glass. This phenomenon is known as “black-edge,” and is especially a problem near the coast. 330 more words

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